Lab Technician Assistant at Oklahoma State University

The Zhang Lab in the Department of Integrative Biology at Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, is keen to recruit a Technician Assistant starting on October 1, 2022. The position is for a period of 6 months with possible extension based on performance, and the workplace will be in Stillwater, OK.

Our lab is interested in studying how species movement and environmental heterogeneity alter competition and coexistence, and we are interested in testing theoretical hypothesis using the laboratory system of nematode Caenorhabditis elegans.

  1. Qualifications: The ideal candidate must have a B.A. or B.S. in Biology or related field, strong organizational skills, and prior training in microbiology, molecular genetics. Prior experience with C. elegans is required. Experience with fluorescence microscope is preferred.

  2. Tasks: The primary responsibility of the successful candidate is to work closely with group members to develop and perform behavioral experiments and maintain detailed documentation. Additional tasks include but not limited to: lab organization, preparation of shared reagents and media, worm strain maintenance, and purchasing. The successful candidate is encouraged to perform an independent research project.

  3. Applications: Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume/curriculum vitae, and contact information for three professional references (phone and email) to Prof. Bo Zhang: The position will be filled as soon thereafter as an acceptable applicant is available.

  4. Location and facilities: Oklahoma State University is classified as R1: Doctoral Universities – Very high research activity in the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. The university is a land grant institution with an enrollment of about 25,000 students located midway between Tulsa and Oklahoma City. The Department of Integrative Biology takes an integrative approach to research in organismal biology, focusing on increasing our knowledge of organisms and their environments through studies ranging from the molecular to the ecosystem levels. We have a friendly and collegial department with a very active graduate student community. Our faculty work in areas of ecology, evolution, behavior, physiology, and ecotoxicology.